2nd FFB Team – Facebook App

For this draft last night, I was full on autopick. Originally, the 9am draft time would’ve been perfect. But 9pm was impossible with plans for friends and dinner. So I set the picks and let it run without my intervention. All in all, not bad – will withhold judgment til it plays out Week #1.

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2010 resolved

I posted these on Twitter yesterday for 140-character posterity. Resolutions are not my forte’. But like everyone else, a new calendar is a good time to self-reflect and make some adjustments. I’ve found short lists have a better chance for real change, and that vague goals actually work better than hard numbers (think grace over legalism). So here are my aspirations as 2010 kicks into gear.

2010 Resolution 1) blogging: ~4 posts per week – Twitter has eaten into my writing, want to get to at least one meaty post per week

2010 Resolution 2) read ~25 books – doable, one per 2wks. Not picky on medium – paper, kindle app, even audio. Finishing 25 is the goal. (starting with Last Night In Twisted River, John Irving)

2010 Resolution 3) – serve – volunteer to help someone move, work what’s needed, get involved in a meaningful way. Door’s wide open here.

2010 Resolution 4) – read and savor the New Testament through the year, taking time to get into the Story, letting more of it get into me. (this one was untwittered, but I am already hitting up the YouVersion app on my iPhone for reading plans here)

new year’s change on facebook

There’s a block on the sidebar of my profile on Facebook that I’ve taken as a space for “my motto”. This past year 2009 has been one for change, and I have updated this space to reflect my desire for 2010:

“In 2010, I’m going to start filling in the gaps that come with age, with change, with experience & wisdom. I hope.”

Thanks for playing – happy new year.

pet peeve: “decade”

I’ve heard a particular phrase over the past few weeks that is not being questioned or taken to task:

“last ______ of the decade”
“top ten ______ of the decade”
“end of the first decade of the 21st century”

Rubbish. The year 2010 is the last year of the decade, not 2009. The year 2009 is the NINTH year of the first decade of the 21st century. We have another year to go.

The year 2000 was the LAST year of the 20th century, and 2001 was the FIRST year of this one. We are taking a change of digit in the TENS column to make a huge poorly worded leap for catchy headlines. Mathematically and linguistically, we are WRONG on this one in the media. I haven’t heard it spoken or read it written correctly. And it bites my butt.

That’s it, off my chest. Carry on if you must, but take care to not totally destroy our civility in the process.